Minor in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Minor

Starting in the Fall of 2023, the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department will now also have a minor in Mechanical Engineering, that will be open to all non-MEGR students. It will require 15 credits total to complete; 12 (cr) will be required and 3 (cr) will be an approved elective from the department.

For additional information or questions, please reach out to one of our advisors: Mrs. Marshall at cmarsh50@charlotte.edu, or Mrs. Stamper at rstampe3@charlotte.edu

How to apply?

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What is it?

The Minor in Mechanical Engineering is intended to help STEM majors gain knowledge in core concepts in Mechanical Engineering. Topics include: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, and many others that can be covered in electives.

Completion of the MEGR minor can:

  • Help non-MEGR students learn about topics of interest outside of their majors
  • Broaden career opportunities and complement other degree programs such as: Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Math, and Computer Science
  • Provide broader preparation for pursing graduate studies

What are the prerequisites or eligibility requirements?

Interested students must have the following:

  • 2.8 overall GPA
  • Math 1242 and PHYS 2101 with a C or higher
  • Can’t already be in the MEGR major

Courses and Mechanical Engineering Requirements

In order to stay in the MEGR minor, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all minor classes. Students are also allowed no more than 2 attempts per minor course.

Required Courses (12 credits):

MEGR 2141* – Engineering Mechanics I
MEGR 2144 – Intro to Solids Mechanics
MEGR 3111 – Thermodynamics I
MEGR 3121* – Dynamic Systems I

Elective Courses (3 credits):

Select ONE from the following:
MEGR 2240 – Computational Methods for Engineers
MEGR 3112 – Thermodynamics II
MEGR 3114 – Fluid Mechanics
MEGR 3161 – Intro to Engineering Materials
MEGR 3221 – Machine Analysis and Design I
MEGR 3116 – Intro to Heat Transfer (MEGR 3114 is a pre/co-requisite)
MEGR 3122 – Dynamic Systems II (MEGR 2240 and MEGR 3121 are prerequisites)
MEGR Tech Elective – *see dept. website for full list and prerequisites

*Critical Progression Courses:

MEGR 2141 –> MEGR 2144, MEGR 2240, MEGR 3121
MEGR 3121 –> MEGR 3114, MEGR 3116, MEGR 3221

Plan of Study